Neuroscience

Can strep throat make tics worse in kids?

Exposure to the bacteria that causes strep throat does not appear to make Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders worse in children and teens, according to a study published in the February 10, 2021, online issue ...

Neuroscience

Experiment shows how our visual system avoids overloading

Russian researchers from HSE University have studied a hypothesis regarding the capability of the visual system to automatically categorize objects (i.e., without requiring attention span). The results of a simple and beautiful ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture patients vulnerable to COVID-19

More than half of COVID-19 cases in the study were thought to have been picked up the disease in hospital, findings from the first coronavirus wave suggest.

Attention deficit disorders

Detecting ADHD with near perfect accuracy

A new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has identified how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Amid COVID, schools can help families of children with disabilities

Children don't come with how-to manuals. Even if they did, they would all require a manual of their own, tailored to their unique make and model. That's why caregiving can be rewarding, as well as puzzling and demanding—particularly ...

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Attention

Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Examples include listening carefully to what someone is saying while ignoring other conversations in a room (the cocktail party effect) or listening to a cell phone conversation while driving a car. Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

William James, in his textbook Principles of Psychology, remarked:

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